1 
  • List

Winter Pump Use

    Pumps need a constant supply of water so if your water level drops too much and damages your pump you will have to replace it. * Overstrained Pump: On the topic of replacing pumps double-check out your manual on recommendations for winter use or storage as some pumps are not designed to be used
    …Additionally using a pond aeration kit during winter will allow you to use a smaller wattage de-icer which could add up to some serious savings on your energy bill. Pumps Many owners look to use equipment that they already have and rely on their pump to keep the pond open during winter. Pumps do an…
    …in the pump from drying and cracking during storage. Store pumps in-pond filters and UV clarifiers in a location that will not freeze like your basement. Step 4 - Trim Back Aquatic Plants As winter approaches plants will naturally fall into a dormant state. To winterize hardy plants use your pruning…
    …do with the pump store it for the winter in a bucket of water in an area that will not freeze. This keeps the seals on the pump supple and stops them from drying out which can render the pump no longer waterproof. If water gets into the inner workings of the pump it can ruin the pump. This can be a…
    …enough to keep your fish comfortable in their temporary tank. As you pump water out of your pond larger fish will usually stay from the pump on their own but if you are concerned that some fish are getting too close use a pump sock. The next item to add to the holding tank is an aeration kit like…
    …can use a smaller wattage de-icer and reduce your energy costs. * Saves Money – Aeration systems are energy-efficient and can help you cut down on your energy bill. These systems are designed to run 24/7 yet only cost a few bucks per month. Rather than running a costly waterfall pump all the…
  • Blue Thumb Basin Kit For Medium Formal Falls (formerly PondBuilder)

    …* No Winterizing Needed * Add the Sound of Falling Water The Basin Kit for Medium Formal Falls was designed to create an easy way to install a pondless waterfall feature within a block wall structure indoors or outside with a maximum height of 24. The basin can be sunk in-ground or used above…
    Read More »
    $710.99
  • Blue Thumb Basin Kit For Medium Formal Falls w/ LED Light (formerly PondBuilder)

    …System * No Winterizing Needed The complete Blue Thumb Basin Kits are designed to contain and recirculate water through the 28 Medium Formal Falls (Sold Separately). Great product to compete the formal falls installation in vertical walls. The basin can be sunk in-ground or used above ground…
    Read More »
    $872.99
  • …skimmer box. * Barley – Barley is a natural solution to maintaining a clean and healthy pond and is safe to use in ponds with fish and other wildlife. Barley can be used during the winter months when other pond treatments are ineffective. Barley products are available in a variety of different…
    …buildups. Using AlgaeOff or Oxy-Lift Defense is an effective way to clean up your feature. These fast-acting solutions use the power of oxygen to lift and wash away debris. For best results turn your pump off. This will allow the powder to get into all the nooks and crannies. Restart your pump after…
    …oxygen conditions. In the winter the gases released when organic debris is decomposing can become trapped when the pond freezes over and reduce the oxygen available for your fish; if enough oxygen is displaced your fish will suffocate. Aeration is important because it will pump fresh oxygen into the…
    …replace or clean filter media pads and secondary media like The Pond Guy BioBalls. Use Microbe-Lift PL Gel to introduce beneficial bacteria and reduce filter seed time. Once everything is back in place start your pumps and let the water flow. Be sure to test your water for ammonia before adding your…